Russ, Billie Grover


Rank: Corporal

Unit: B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 1-Oct-1947

Hometown: East Rockingham, North Carolina

Marital status: Married to Peggy A. Russ, one daughter

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 3-Aug-1967

Start of tour: 23-Apr-1968

Incident date: 10-Nov-1968

Date of casualty: 10-Nov-1968

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Billie Grover Russ died from wound received while driver of a military vehicle on combat operation when vehicle was hit by hostile anti-tank round.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Lewis Cemetery, Bladenboro, North Carolina, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 39W 045 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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